How are antimicrobials used around the world in food-producing animals?31 August 2017A new study led by academics at the Bristol Veterinary School has reviewed the literature on the use of antimicrobials (AM) in livestock practice together with the views of stakeholders. The study found that although there are some barriers to change, there is a clear awareness of the issue among the livestock sectors and a willingness to modify AM use.
Fluorescent crystal mystery solved30 August 2017A decades-old mystery of why a naturally-occurring organic crystal fluoresces blue under ultra-violet light, yet when grown under laboratory conditions fluoresces with an intense green colour, has been solved by scientists from the University of Bristol.
Plans for new city centre campus take shape30 August 2017A second phase of consultation around the University of Bristol’s plans for its new £300 million campus next to Bristol Temple Meads will be held in September.
Find out how bees get a buzz out of coffee?30 August 2017Bees, butterflies, moths, bats and birds will take centre stage at the University of Bristol's Botanic Garden this weekend [2 and 3 September] for its annual Bee and Pollination Festival. Visitors to the Garden will have the opportunity to find out how industrious and vital these workers are and how flowers use caffeine, forms of traffic control and floral imposters to attract pollinators.
Giant leap for Bristol student starring in new TV show16 August 2017A Bristol PhD student has made the cut for a brand-new TV programme to find out who has what it takes to be an astronaut. The programme, called Astronauts Do You Have What It Takes? will air on BBC Two on Sunday [20th August] at 9pm.
Dr Christopher Sherwin, 1962-201716 August 2017Dr Christopher Sherwin, Senior Research Fellow at Bristol Veterinary School before his retirement in 2012, died on 18 July. His colleague Mike Mendl offers a tribute.
Now you can levitate liquids and insects at home 15 August 2017Levitation techniques are no longer confined to the laboratory thanks to University of Bristol engineers who have developed an easier way for suspending matter in mid-air by developing a 3D-printed acoustic levitator. This new technique, published in Review of Scientific Instruments, could be applied to a range of applications, including blood tests.
The origin of the chloroplast 14 August 2017A new study, led by the University of Bristol, has shed new light on the origin, timing and habitat in which the chloroplast first evolved.
The critical point in breaking the glass problem14 August 2017Famously described as 'the deepest problem in solid state physics' by Nobel Laureate, Philip Andersen, the glass transition, by which a liquid transforms into a solid without freezing, is shedding its mystique.
Edinburgh show highlights stress among GPs14 August 2017PreScribed (a life written for me) opens in Edinburgh this week and explores the alarming statistic that one in five practising GPs suffer from chronic stress and anxiety.
Calling all dads…let’s talk 14 August 2017Talking about the highs, and understanding the lows, of being a dad is the theme of a new project led by an inter-disciplinary team of academics from the University of Bristol.
The biology of colour 9 August 2017Colouration is a vitally important biological trait because it is involved in individual survival and with reproduction through camouflage, warning colouration, mate choice, social signalling, thwarting parasitism, as well as thermoregulation.
The children of the Children of the 90s turn 10!2 August 2017For over 25 years, Children of the 90s at the University of Bristol has been charting the lives of 14,5000 people born in the early 1990s in the greater Bristol area. Thanks to the amazing commitment of these research volunteers, scientists have made important discoveries that are helping treat and prevent ill health around the world.